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#291 of 344 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Oil change [tkcvijay]
Nov 03, 2010 (8:01 am)
You may want to read some of the other forums here about changing the oil too early. In short, Honda suggests that you wait until at least 5000 miles before you change the oil. They put an additive in the factory oil that helps clean out the metal filings in the new engine.
You may also want to do a Google search on the 3000 oil change myth. Many people feel that the 3K/3 month oil change is wasteful and unnecessary, especially with today's cars.
#292 of 344 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Oil change [tkcvijay]
Nov 03, 2010 (8:30 am)
tallman1 is correct in suggesting that you should NOT change the oil now. Use the maintenance minder, even now. At very earliest, wait until 5,000 miles.
#293 of 344 2010 Accord EX-L Sedan
Nov 03, 2010 (8:55 am)
I just picked up a 2010 Accord EX-L Sedan and have a couple of questions/comments that hopefully someone can answer:
1) When clicking on the remote twice to lock the car, the horn sounds. However, in the manual it says I should hear a 'beep' Does anyone's car 'beep' instead of a loud horn, like the Acura.
2) Did anyone else notice a small hole in the plastic above the rear seat between the middle and driver side latch tethers. It looks odd and out of place and serves no purpose.
3) It seems dark in the cabin at night even with the dash lights turned up all the way. I am used to my Acura which has the blue lights and higher intensity dash lights.
4) Is there concern over the Service Bulletin for the brakes.
Thanks for your comments.
#294 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord EX-L Sedan [2004tsx]
Nov 03, 2010 (10:46 am)
1) When clicking on the remote twice to lock the car, the horn sounds. However, in the manual it says I should hear a 'beep' Does anyone's car 'beep' instead of a loud horn, like the Acura. Beep = Honk of horn.
2) Did anyone else notice a small hole in the plastic above the rear seat between the middle and driver side latch tethers. It looks odd and out of place and serves no purpose. It is part of the Active Noise Cancellation system, I believe I've read that here.
3) It seems dark in the cabin at night even with the dash lights turned up all the way. I am used to my Acura which has the blue lights and higher intensity dash lights. Don't know what to tell ya. Check another Accord on the lot if you suspect something wrong.
#295 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord EX-L Sedan [2004tsx]
Nov 03, 2010 (1:32 pm)
Grad pretty much addresses items 1 & 2. My 08 had a small overhead blue ambient light which I thought did little to light the interier but I find I miss it in my 2010. Removed it for some reason. The brakes have faired better for some than others but the best overall mileage some are getting is 30-35,000 miles, not great by any means.
#296 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord EX-L Sedan [dpmeersman]
Nov 03, 2010 (4:43 pm)
The ambient light (2008-2009 EX-L) was removed for 2010 along with the glove box light due to cost cutting by Honda.
Yes, it's dark inside at night, especially with a black interior.
#297 of 344 Accord ownership experience
Nov 03, 2010 (7:02 pm)
I bought a 2009 Accord EXL-V6 in 08/09, to go with 2 other 3.5 liter vehicles I own - a 99 Honda Odyssey and a 2008 Lexus RX 350. Overall, my wife and daughters join me in giving this feedback:
1. Very poor ride quality where every little imperfection on the road carries through to the passengers,
2. Bad transmission that is constantly searching for the right gear,
3. My teenage daughter, for whom this was purchased, commented that the 99 Odyssey has much better accelaration from a stop than the Accord,
4. VCM is a gimmick we can do without - causes some shudder to go with the bad transmission and ride quality - if Toyotas can deliver better mileage without VCM then why does Honda thrust VCM on us.
We turned in a 93 Mercury Villager under the clunkers program and bought this vehicle - we collectively feel that offered a better ride than this Accord. I have owned a Honda vehicle for 24 years now, starting with the 86 Acura Integra and, with the 08 Accord, I think I need to close the door on this brand.
86 Integra: Timing belt blew at 50K miles causing $ 2K in damages; transmission blew at 90K miles, paint lost lustre (even though kept in a garage)
99 Odyssey: Currently at 117K miles, various problems are surfacing now, including front engine mount replacement, catalytic converter replacement, rear shocks, etc. Drove noisier than the Villager when we owned 2 minivans.
Got enamored by Consumer Report and other ratings and thought the Accord would be a better experience - when I drive at 70 on a highway, my Odyssey barely register 2K RPM, the Accord is at 2.5K RPM - both give me nearly the same mileage on the highway. High time we stopped having this infatuation for the Honda brand - the new Hyundai Sonata would anyday be a better bet.
#298 of 344 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Oil change [tkcvijay]
Nov 03, 2010 (7:57 pm)
tkcvijay, thank you for posting your question, and thanks to tallman1 and thegraduate for their responses. I have close to 4000 miles on my 2010 Accord LX (I've had it for five months) and was considering scheduling an appointment for an oil change as well. I think I'll hold off until later this month or after Thanksgiving!
#299 of 344 Winter is near...
Nov 03, 2010 (8:05 pm)
Hey all, winter isn't too far away and I'm considering replacing the default carpeted mats with a set of rubber mats. One of the local Honda dealers is selling Honda's all-season mats for $115. WeatherTech.com's all-weather mats come out to $115 including shipping. WeatherTech's mats are custom designed to fit many different makes and models. Any suggestions on which I should go with?
Also, does anyone know how good are the OE tires in the snow? They are Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S tires. Reviews on Tire Rack aren't terribly encouraging. I live in southeast Wisconsin, so we can have pretty nasty winters up here. I'd rather not get a separate set of winter tires since I don't have space to store the other four tires in the meantime (although a friend with a garage offered to store them on my behalf), so I'm thinking about possibly getting a set of Nokian WR-G2 tires.
Anyhow, I realize there are probably other forums for discussing tires and what not, but I'm hoping I can get some feedback on the Dunlops on this car. Thanks!
#300 of 344 Re: Winter is near... [ahq]
Nov 03, 2010 (9:40 pm)
You may want to take a look at HandA for floor mats. They have the Honda OEMs and WeatherTech. It looks like the OEM mats come in a set of 4 for front and back.
Here's the link: HandA accessories
Tire Rack will probably give you the best info on the tires. And yes, there is a forum for tires and wheels. You might ask your question over there if you don't get any responses here. The link is Honda Accord Tires and Wheels